All About Chinese Medicine

Understanding Chinese Medicine & Qi Gong

Kay Hutchinson - Chinese Medicine Expert
Vital Health Zone is proud to announce Kay Hutchinson, who is our resident chinese medicine and qi gong expert and who is available to answer all your questions about chinese medicine and alternative health.

Kay has a private practice and is available for distance consultation, via telephone or email.

Kay answers all your chinese medicine and qi gong questions below:

Q: Can you give me your opinion on the use of microwave oven technology and the loss off goodness (nutrients) from our food when we use microwave ovens to cook our food?


A: In Chinese medicine, it is thought that the method of the cooking influences the energy of the foods. For example, baking introduces more heat to the food compared to steaming. As microwaves produce a frequency of very hot and intense heat, this energy gets introduced to the food, so the Chinese medicine thought is that microwaves destroy the yin or moisture of the foods.

People who have heat related conditions such as cancer, gout, inflammation the body, might do best to avoid foods cooked in the microwave.

I personally do not own a microwave or use them as preserving the yin in foods helps me to preserve the yin in my body and allows me to age gracefully without the usual winkles and aches and pains people start to experience in their forties.

Women who are pre-menopausal and menopausal also benefit from using other methods than microwaving to cook foods as yin deficiency is one of the root causes of hot flashes.

So more reasons to cook the "old-fashioned" way - steaming, stir frying, grilling lightly or baking in convection or traditional ovens that do not use microwaves to heat the foods

Please note that the information provided is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Consult with your medical physician regarding appropriateness of using herbs in your healing process.

Contact Kay Hutchinson, CAMQ, CAMT at Aiki Healing today for a consultation for a custom herbal formulation.


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